Baldwin's standout basketball player out for a month with knee injury

BALDWIN — This was not the way Baldwin senior Makayla George wanted to start out her final basketball season with the Panthers.

George, an all-conference candidate, popped her knee last week during practice and isn’t expected to be back in the lineup until January.

“I strained a muscle,” she said. “They don’t want me to do sports or any physical activity. But I’ve been doing physical therapy.”

It’s definitely a disappointment, George said.

“I have to be patient and work it out,” she said, adding when she returns, “I’ll take it easy to start off with and then by the end of the year, be back to normal.”

George is coming off an all-conference season in volleyball. This will mark her fourth varsity basketball season.

The season begins Dec. 3 at Traverse City Christian. The first home game is Dec. 9 with Walkerville. There’s also a home game Dec. 11 with Mason County Eastern. There are five games scheduled prior to the holiday break.